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Install procedure for Pidgin 2.12.0 on Linux Mint 18.3 (Sylvia)

I wanted to update to the latest version of Pidgin, but it wasn’t available for download from the Software Manager application. The version available through the Software Manager was 2.10, but version 2.12.0 was released 03/09/2017.

Using the steps below, I was able to manually install the latest version by compiling it from source.

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Disk usage – How do I free up more space in /boot? – Ask Ubuntu

How do I free up more space in /boot?

My /boot partition is nearly full and I get a warning every time I reboot my system. I already deleted old kernel packages (linux-headers…), actually I did that to install a newer kernel version that came with the automatic updates. After installing that new version, the partition is nearly full again. So what else can I delete? Are there some other files associated to the old kernel images?

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